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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Batman & Two-Face #26

January 2nd, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi

Artist: Patrick Gleason

Published by DC Comics

In this installment, we find out more about Erin McKillen’s past, and some of the reasons she is the way she is, along with some more of the details of her relationship with Harvey Dent.

I won’t lie, it was a pretty emotional punch, watching Erin and her sister Shannon deal with being in prison, and how they decided to escape. But of course, that’s what Pete Tomasi is best at, so it shouldn’t be a surprise. The ending was interesting, and I can’t tell if I was expecting Kieron’s betrayal or not. Regardless, that graveyard scene was pretty spectacular. I loved the feel of chaos on those few pages, though, and that feeling of ‘what the heck is going on?’ And Batman taking a bit of a backseat was very much needed for a sub-story like this one.

I’m starting to think this story was made specifically for Gleason, because he continues to kill it. I love his work on Harvey’s scars, and I’ll be entirely real, he draws a seriously hot Bruce Wayne. That panel, though, of Harvey looking through the broken glass at the prison was absolutely haunting in the best way possible; it’s definitely an inducer of nightmares.

Like many books, Bruce was having a real bad day when we left him, but I think he continues to be in safe hands with this creative team…maybe!

4.5 out of 5 nerds


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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.

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